Proposals for multi-million-pound improvements of the Waterdale Transfer Station have been shown at an exhibition to the public.
Hertfordshire County Council are planning to add a whole new building at Garston-based waste disposal centre.
This new structure, to be built on new land currently being used as a coach depot, will store larger furniture that cannot be recycled for on-site shredding.
The new development is intended to make the Waterdale site fit for years to come, improve the flow of vehicles going through the station and contribute to the council’s ambition of producing zero waste by 2030.
Improvements to the existing building are also on the cards, but are currently awaiting approval for their funding, upon which they will also be subject to a public consultation and planning application next year.
Eric Buckmaster, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Hertfordshire County Council said: “These proposals form part of a number of intended improvements to waste infrastructure in our county.
“As part of our commitment to a cleaner, greener and healthier Hertfordshire, we want to reduce unnecessary journeys on our roads and minimise the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
“By constructing a new building at the Waterdale Transfer Station, we can manage waste and recycling more effectively, reduce carbon emissions, reduce congestion and provide a more efficient service to residents.”
The exhibition took place on Tuesday, November 30 at the Woodside Community Centre, but materials and a feedback form will be online until December 16 at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/consultations.